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Your Back to School Global Toolkit: Skype in the Classroom, Wikispaces, Google Docs and Google + Hangouts, and Global Collaboration Projects!

Product code: EVtiptool12
Published: 09/05/2012
Topics: Coding & robotics, Augmented reality, Gamification, Professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools, Computational thinking, Makerspaces, Gaming, Online learning, Flipped learning, Digital citizenship, Digital storytelling, BYOD, Assessment, 1:1
Length: approximately 60 minutes
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Connecting your classroom to others and experts has never been easier; come hang out with Wendy for a few as we highlight the use of Skype in the Classroom,Google DocsGoogle+in the K-12 arena as a medium for collecting and sharing information with partner classrooms around the world. We'll also explore existing resources to find connections for your classroom, including collaborative projects and avenues to follow and hold sessions with experts and organizations around the world. Featuring guest speakers from Skype in the Classroom and Google!


Wendy Gorton

Bio: Wendy Gorton is an enthusiastic Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer, and a lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator, a university technology specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and research assistant. She is passionate about project-based learning and using awesome technology like Google Apps to open her students up to collaboration and to the world! She loves to travel and currently is based out of India as a secondary technology integrator at an American school and loves working with teachers to find out how technology can make learning come alive for their students. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students, and she particularly enjoys research experiences for teachers, helping bring the world of science and social studies to her students using technology as a NOAA Teacher at Sea, Earthwatch Educator Fellow, PolarHusky Teacher Explorer, JR Teacher at Sea, and NEH Fellow, everywhere from learning archaeology in Wisconsin to helping build shelters for sick Tasmanian devils in Australia to dog-sledding in Scandinavia! Networking with groups such as ISTE amazes her in the ability to find new tools, new project ideas, and--her favorite!-- new classes to collaborate with on real-world projects. She loves the power of a PLN (personal learning network)-- find her on Twitter @WendyGorton and e-mail her anytime at wendygorton@gmail.com for a great collaboration idea.